Synonyms Worksheet and Activity with Differentiated Options

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Deb Hanson
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2nd - 4th, Homeschool
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  1. This word study bundle has everything you need to keep your students engaged as you introduce synonyms and antonyms. The activities in this vocabulary bundle make learning how to identify synonyms and antonyms fun and easy! After learning the basic definition of synonym and antonym, students will ha
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Learning Objective

Students will select the synonym for an underlined word in a phrase from a list of four answer options.


Here's a hands-on, creative way to practice synonyms! Your students won't forget what a synonym is after creating "synonym rolls"! It also makes a creative bulletin board or school hallway display! It can be used as a novel entry in an interactive notebook, as well!

PRINTABLE CRAFTIVITY VERSION: First, students complete a worksheet where they read a phrase and circle the synonym for the underlined word. After their worksheet has been checked, they write their circled synonyms on their frosting pieces. They cut out their rolls and frosting, match them up and glue the frosting to the roll so that it creates a flap. Finally, they assemble the rolls on their "plate" and add a title. (The document includes student-friendly directions with picture supports!)

This file contains two versions to allow for differentiation. An easier version is for lower grade levels or older students who would benefit from a worksheet with lower readability. A more challenging version is available for upper elementary grade levels.

TPT DIGITAL EASEL VERSION: This is a paperless version that can be completed on a device. Each slide contains a cinnamon roll image with a short phrase written on it. Four icing options are beside it. One "sheet" of icing displays a synonym for the underlined word on the roll. Students must select the correct icing image and drag it to the top of the roll.

This activity contains 24 slides! You can easily delete slides that might be above your students' level. This is a great test prep activity because it is basically a multiple-choice activity presented in an engaging format!

Check the PREVIEW to view both the print version and the Easel Activity version!

Also, I also have a Google Slides version available of this activity. If you prefer using Google Slides activities with your students, you might want to take a moment to check out that paperless option. Click on this link to check it out!

Feel free to take a look at my related resources:

Introduction to Synonyms and Antonyms PowerPoint (plus a companion handout!)

ANTonyms Picnic Craftivity

Synonyms and Antonyms Task Cards

5 Synonyms and Antonyms Worksheets

I Have, Who Has: Synonyms and Antonyms

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Total Pages
12 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate understanding of words by relating them to their opposites (antonyms) and to words with similar but not identical meanings (synonyms).
Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonyms, antonyms, homographs) to better understand each of the words.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.


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